The Queen City Brass Band will perform as a part of the June Tunes series Thursday, July3 at 7:30pm.This is a free patriotic concert held on the front lawn of the Town Hall. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the music.
By Leah Schmalz
The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon last Thursday with a “Celebrate Civic” theme. Guest speakers from several local non-profit organizations provided brief summaries of their contributions to the community and how to get involved as a volunteer. Habitat for Humanity, the Lions Club, Kiwanis, Mint Hill Arts and Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care were present at the event. Nate Huggins of Blessed Assurance explained the organization’s purpose as a location for seniors who don’t want to enter a nursing home. With a hair salon, computers, meals, and medical care, the center allows adults to remain independent while still receiving care and connecting with others. […]
St. John Neumann Catholic Church held their annual SonFest event on June 13 and 14. Over 6,000 people attended the 4th annual carnival event, which was sponsored by American Burger Company. The event kicked off Friday night with a special appearance from Drex, Maney and Cassiday of the “Drex and Maney Morning Show” on KISS 95.1 FM. The all-star radio hosts guest emceed on the main stage, moderated the 1st annual Hamburger Eating Contest and called a few rounds of BINGO in the Parish Hall. “We are so honored to have Drex and Maney back for the second year in a row,” said St. John Neumann’s Pastor Patrick Hoare. “This year we had the pleasure of having Cassiday with them and they were one of the entertainment highlights on Friday night.” Kids of all ages enjoyed several rides, including Thomas the Train, Paratrooper, Way Out Swing, a 3 Ring Circus bounce house, Bungee Trampoline and a Super Slide. The midway featured several carnival games like the Ring Toss, Balloon Darts, Putt Putt, Quarterback Challenge and Water Race. A variety of ethnic and carnival-friendly foods were anvailable for purchase. […]
By Michele Dotson
According to George Dunn from Gem-Cap properties, both tenants in the newly approved commercial building between Jimmie’s Restaurant and Wendy’s have committed. On the end of the building with the outside patio will be Jersey Mike’s, and the other side will house a Sherwin Williams Design Center and Paint Store.
“This is more of […]
By Michele Dotson
A public hearing was held on June 12 at the monthly meeting of the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners to present and vote on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014-15.
Highlights of the budget include merit raises for town employees, six additional Paramedics which would be funded by the Volunteer Fire Department, one town engineer, an additional public works employee and a narcotics detective, which would be funded with drug forfeiture revenues.
The proposed General Fund budget totaling $10,969,898 was presented with a proposed tax rate of $.27 per $100 of assessed valuation which is the same as the current tax rate. […]
By Leah Schmalz
Conor Quinlivan, a senior at Butler High School, is a successful Irish dancer and novice hockey player. While the two activities may seem quite different, they’re both reflections of his family and heritage.
Quinlivan began learning Irish dance at the age of four. His mother, who was born in Ireland, got him involved. Throughout […]